Rural Route Bidding System to Be Shut down from 2/17/18 Thru 2/20/18

Due to the scheduled HCES system outage running from Saturday 2/17/18 – 5 AM through Tuesday 2/20/18 – 6 AM, rural carrier postings closing on the dates listed below will be extended to close the appropriate number of affected days after the system comes back up on 2/20/2018.

Closing date:  Extend to:
2/17/18             2/21/18
2/18/18            2/22/18
2/19/18            2/23/18
2/20/18            2/24/18
2/21/18             2/25/18
2/22/18            2/26/18
2/23/18            2/27/18

Postings scheduled to open 2/15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20, delay opening until 2/21/18.

The following language will be added to the postings in order that the field may communicate to their carriers that they will not be able to access the system to submit bids:

The Job Bidding System will not accept bids from Saturday 2/17/18 @ 5 AM through Tuesday 2/20/18 @ 6 AM. Postings open during this time frame have been extended accordingly to accommodate bids after the system returns.

*** For any postings that have already been sent out, advise the bid clusters to annotate the hard copy posting with the new closing date and also annotate the language noted above regarding bidding on the posted posting.***

Rural Route Bidding System to Be Shut down from 2/17/18 Thru 2/20/18